Q&A: Microsoft security chief talks up Vista changes

Thursday, 15 June 2006, 1:22 AM EST

Ben Fathi knows a thing or two about security. He spent the first half of his 24-year career working as an operating system developer, and he is now the head of Microsoft Corp.'s security group. His new job as corporate vice president of Microsoft's Security Technology Unit puts him in charge of the company's response to hacker threats. He must also lay out the overall security strategy as developers finalize the highly anticipated Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn" products. In one of his first interviews since beginning his new job this month, Fathi spoke about the wide range of issues before him as he works to keep Microsoft one step ahead of the bad guys.

At Computerworld.

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